Literature & Film in Lockdown

Literature & Film in Lockdown

Literary accounts teach us that plagues and pandemics have recurred sporadically throughout human history, that sooner or later, they pass; that the timing of their passing is maddeningly unknowable; and that in the meantime, people must come up with strategies to psychologically navigate the strange, silent waters of life in lockdown. In our time together in this enrichment program, we will discover how we might navigate our own COVID-19 pandemic by looking to literature and film with plague or isolation as themes. This four-week program will give you the opportunity to view prerecorded 5-minute videos, participate in a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays at 1 pm EDT, and to join an online discussion forum. The weekly topics will be:

We will be sharing the access information to the online meetings on a weekly basis when you sign up. If you've already registered, visit the series page here. Sign Up

Partners for the Kylemore Book Club include  Kylemore Abbey Global Centre, Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, ND International, the College of Arts & Letters, the Keough School of Global Affairs, ND Learning, and the Notre Dame Alumni Association.  To read more about this partnership, please read the announcement.

Big Questions

What to Believe in Uncertain Times?

This four-part digital micro-course, led by Dr. Paul Blaschko, is designed to help you learn how to constructively debate, positively make arguments, and change or confirm your own beliefs as you find the truth.

What Makes a Life Good?

The first course in the Big Questions program, What Makes a Life Good? features content from God and the Good Life, Notre Dame's innovative first philosophy course, designed and developed by Professor Meghan Sullivan and Dr. Paul Blaschko.

Other Online Courses

In addition to Big Questions, alumni, parents, and friends are invited to participate in MOOCs (massive open online courses) and other online courses offered through the University.

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